UK Invites the Global Pandemic Data Alliance to Deliver on S7 Recommendations on Health Emergencies

UK Invites the Global Pandemic Data Alliance to Deliver on S7 Recommendations

The UK has invited the Global Pandemic Data Alliance to drive the implementation of the S7 Recommendations to improve safe data access and use for health emergencies. This invitation comes in response to a call from the Science Academies of the Group of Seven (S7) to realize a better level of ‘data readiness’ for future health emergencies, and the June 2021 launch of the G7 100 Days Mission report to respond to Future […]

World Summit AI 2021

I-DAIR will be attending at World Summit AI

Dr. Amandeep Gill will be speaking on 13 October at World Summit AI 2021, on Does AI in a crisis need ethics with urgency? Artificial intelligence tools can help save lives in a pandemic. However, the need to implement technological solutions rapidly raises challenging ethical issues. We need new approaches for ethics with urgency, to ensure AI can be safely and beneficially used in the COVID-19 response and beyond. […]

DataHealthEmergencies

Royal Society co-hosted round-table for the G7 on data for health emergencies

The Royal Society co-hosted a round-table along with The Trinity Challenge (TTC) and The International Digital Health and AI Research Collaborative (I-DAIR), to build on the S7 (the Science Academies of the G7) statement to the G7 on improving safe data access and use for health emergencies. This summary focusses on delivery priorities, key stakeholders, and the building blocks required for a two year implementation programme. […]

GlobalPandemicSurveillance

Seize the moment for a global pandemic surveillance and response scheme

No more pandemics – this is the ambitious goal set by the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, whose report reviews the international community’s response to covid-19 and identifies lessons learned.
Covid-19 has shown that our lack of globally accurate, real-time data on outbreaks is a matter of life and death. A leading group of scientists and experts, from every part of the world, must come together urgently to create a new, neutral, and trusted digital system that can revolutionize how data is gathered and used globally. […]

high tech pandemic surveillance and response scheme

The case for a high-tech pandemic surveillance and response scheme

When the World Health Assembly (WHA) convened in May 2020, the world was struggling to respond to one of the worst health crises in recent history. A year later, the COVID-19 pandemic is still infecting hundreds of thousands and killing tens of thousands a day. Could the international community have prevented the outbreak of a new respiratory infection in Wuhan from becoming a global disaster, which has battered health systems and pushed millions into poverty? To answer this question, the WHA asked the Director-General […]